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AACVPR/ACCF/AHA 2010 Update: Performance Measures on Cardiac Rehabilitation for Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention ServicesA Report of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation)

Thomas, Randal J. MD, MS, FAACVPR, FACC, FAHA, Chair; King, Marjorie MD, FAACVPR, FACC; Lui, Karen RN, MS, FAACVPR; Oldridge, Neil PhD, FAACVPR, FACSM; Piña, Ileana L. MD, FACC; Spertus, John MD, MPH, FACCACCFAHA Task Force on Performance Measures

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention: September/October 2010 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - p 279–288
doi: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181f5e36f
Aacvpr/Acc/Aha 2010 Statement

This article is copublished in Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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ACCF/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures members are as follows: Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Elizabeth DeLong, PhD; John P. Erwin, III, MD, FACC; David C. Goff, Jr, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACP; Kathleen Grady, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Lee A. Green, MD, MPH; Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, FACC; Kathy J. Jenkins, MD, MPH, FACC; Ann R. Loth, RN, MS, CNS; Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA; and David M. Shahian, MD, FACC.

Endorsed by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association, the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the Inter-American Heart Foundation, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

This document was approved by the American College of Cardiology Foundation Executive Committee in April 2010, by the American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee in April 2010, and by the AACVPR Document Oversight Committee and Board of Directors in June 2010. When citing this document, please use the following format: Thomas RJ, King M, Lui K, Oldridge N, Piña IL, Spertus J. AACVPR/ACC/AHA 2010 update: performance measures on cardiac rehabilitation for referral to cardiac rehabilitation/ secondary prevention services. J Cardiopulom Rehabil Prev. 2010;30:279–288.

These measures and specifications are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Neither the AACVPR, the ACCF, nor the AHA shall be responsible for any use of these performance measures.

Limited proprietary coding is contained in the measure specifications (online data supplement available at for convenience. Users of the proprietary code sets should obtain all necessary licenses from the owners of these code sets. The AACVPR, the ACCF, and the AHA disclaim all liability for use or accuracy of any Current Procedural Terminology (CPT™) or other coding contained in the specifications.

CPT™ contained in the online data supplement is © 2010 American Medical Association.

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